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Golf Classic raises funds for responsible gaming

LAS VEGAS - The American Gaming Association and JCM Global are set to celebrate their decade-long partnership for responsible gaming at the 10th annual JCM/AGA Golf Classic held at Cascata in Boulder City, Nev., April 28. The Golf Classic is a fundraiser for the National Center for Responsible Gaming. Since its inception, the event has raised more than $500,000 for the NCRG, including $75,000 last year.

The event draws a virtual who's who of the gaming industry, including top executives from a broad spectrum of the industry's leading companies, operators, manufacturers and test labs. Participants this year will begin their day with an exhibition by master coach Butch Harmon, then move on to the rolling fairways and greens of the award-winning course.

''We have made tremendous strides in our research at the NCRG, and we continue to shed tremendous light on problem gaming,'' said Phil Satre, chairman of the NCRG. ''We are very grateful to our partners at JCM and the AGA, to bring the industry together to raise money, and raise the level of discussion about problem gaming.''

''Ever since we conceived this event 10 years ago, we have advocated the important work of the NCRG, and we are very happy to continue our relationship with the AGA in benefiting the NCRG,'' said JCM Global President Aki Isoi. ''We are also very grateful to the industry for their continual support of this event.''

''Responsible gaming is something that the gaming industry focuses on 365 days a year, and the industry's support of this event and the NCRG is proof of its commitment to fighting problem gaming,'' said AGA President and CEO Frank J. Fahrenkopf Jr. ''We are grateful for our decade-long partnership with JCM Global and look forward to many more years of this top-notch event.''

Several levels of sponsorship are available, including hole and prize sponsorships, and packages starting at $1,500. Raffle prize donations are also being accepted. For sponsorship information, contact Barb Titus at JCM, (702) 651-0000 or btitus@jcmglobal.com. Registration is sold out, but names are being accepted for a waiting list.

JCM Global is the automated transactions solutions provider trusted by operators and manufacturers alike. Its global offices are now united, providing top-level sales, engineering and service for the world's best systems solutions for the gaming, banking, vending and petroleum industries. JCM Global sets standards with products such as the World Bill Acceptor, the Universal Bill Acceptor, Intelligent Cash Box and Trident Table Safe System, a patented cash handling system for table games.

NCRG is the only national organization exclusively devoted to funding scientific research on gaming disorders. Founded in 1996 as a 501(c)3 charitable organization, it is the AGA's affiliated charity. The AGA represents the commercial casino-entertainment industry by addressing federal legislative and regulatory issues. The association also serves as a clearinghouse for information, develops educational and advocacy programs, and provides leadership on industry-related issues of public concern.

For more information, visit www.ncrg.org.